DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – After a number of rainy days over the last few weeks' construction crews are seizing on the dry weather and picking up speed on the improvement and widening of a major intersection in the city of Dothan.
Construction work is underway on the $3.5 million widening and realignment of the Fortner Street and Honeysuckle Road intersection.
Work that's been slow going due to wet weather.
"They're about thirty percent complete with about fifty percent of the time gone," said Charles Metzger, traffic engineer for Dothan.
Fortner Street is being widened to four lanes and Honeysuckle road five lanes.
"We're excited about the project, we want the project to get completed, we got honeysuckle middle school there are probably twenty thousand cars a day in that intersection," says Metzger.
Work on the project is set to be complete this summer.
On average around 20,000 cars travel through the intersection every day.